Coleman Movers & Shakers — Commencement Bank, Joseph Coleman, Patti M. Anderson, and Brad Abel

June 4, 2020 

By Caity Witucki
Contributing Editor, Coleman Movers & Shakers

Coleman Movers & Shakers — Commencement Bank, Joseph Coleman Patti M. Anderson, and Brad Abel

Commencement Bank Opens New Government Guaranteed Lending Department

Commencement Bank announces the launch of its new Government Guaranteed Lending Division. Although the Bank has always offered government guaranteed loans, creating a specialized team with in-depth knowledge of the process will provide existing and new clients a greater advantage by helping them select the options best suited to their needs.

Jeff Mizukami, Senior Vice President of Government Guaranteed Lending, possesses more than 20 years of experience in building government guaranteed lending portfolios for community banks, and will lead the new arm of Commencement. Mizukami brings over 32 years of commercial lending experience to Commencement Bank and has worked extensively with the loan programs offered by the SBA and USDA. 

“Expanding service lines has been an initiative for the Bank for some time now. We were lucky to find a seasoned lender like Jeff to help us bring our Government Guaranteed Lending Division to fruition at such a critical time for our small business clients and community. With small businesses making up much of our local economy, we believe clients need access to knowledgeable bankers who specialize in these funding programs. Working with someone who focuses solely on these types of loans improves the process on all sides and enhances the experience of our clients,” says John Manolides, President CEO.

The new department, based in the Tacoma headquarters, is now operational and available to assist existing and new clients.

Joseph Coleman Elected to Specialized Information Publishers Association (SIPA) Board of Directors

On June 3, 2020, Joseph Coleman was elected to the Specialized Information Publishers Association (SIPA) Board of Directors. SIPA is an international trade association dedicated to advancing the interests of publishers and media companies serving the needs of niche communities.

Coleman is the Online Editor, Website Developer & Email Editor for He specializes in content development, SEO, link building, web to email conversion, email marketing, web analytics, and data analysis. He is also the producer of Coleman Webinars, Coleman Live Events, and the Coleman Report.

“As we embrace the new challenges of the industry and provide information solutions to our customers, I look forward to working with other publishers to efficiently get the best information to business professionals through education, training, networking and advocacy,” says Joseph Coleman.

Patti Anderson Joins First Internet Bank SBA Team

First Internet Bank’s SBA lending team announces that Patti M. Anderson has joined the group as Vice President, Senior Business Development Officer. Her addition expands the bank’s nationwide outreach to small businesses.

“Having Patti as part of our team is an important next step in expanding First Internet Bank’s SBA lending presence,” says Mark Gibson, National Sales Manager for SBA Lending at First Internet Bank. “Her previous experience not only includes leadership roles in SBA lending, but in sales management, securities, commercial and retail banking. This comprehensive knowledge of financial services will be an added benefit to the customers she serves.”

Anderson notes,  “Particularly now and in the coming months, small business owners face unprecedented challenges and opportunities. The First Internet Bank SBA team is focused on delivering the resources today’s small business owners need in order to thrive as the economy begins to reopen. I’m excited to be a part of this growing team of talented professionals.”

Anderson joins First Internet Bank from Huntington National Bank where she served as Vice President, SBA Business Development Officer, covering 10 Midwestern states. Past tenure includes positions with Fifth Third Bank, PNC Bank and Citibank. She is an alumnus of Indiana University and received her Juris Doctorate degree from DePaul University College of Law.

Seacoast Commerce Bank Announces the Hiring of Brad Abel, SVP and SBA Business Development Officer

Seacoast Commerce Bank, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Seacoast Commerce Banc Holdings announces the hiring of Brad Abel as Senior Vice President and SBA Business Development Officer. 

Brad Abel brings over 25 years of SBA and commercial lending experience to Seacoast Commerce Bank and his clients. Brad’s extensive experience includes roles in branch management, business banking, relationship management and commercial real estate lending. Prior to joining Seacoast, Brad was a dedicated SBA Business Development Officer with First Bank covering the San Francisco bay area. Brad holds a BA in marketing from Texas Christian University and an MBA from University of Phoenix.

“Brad’s specialized knowledge, skilled communication, and dedication to give his clients the best possible outcomes for their business will be a great fit with our team,” states Don Mercer, Executive Vice President, SBA National Sales Manager, “and we are excited about the opportunity for him to grow our business in the San Francisco bay area.”